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  • Humanities, thinking digitally
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    Faculty and staff members took another step toward a more digital classroom experience this June, attending the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria.

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  • 2016 Graduates Net Prominent National Scholarships
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    Members of Whitman’s outgoing class have been awarded a diverse array of competitive post-baccalaureate fellowships and grants as they embark on the next chapter in their educational careers.

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  • Alumnus receives NSF Fellowship for Myanmar research
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    When Matt Schissler ’07 set off for Southeast Asia as a young college graduate, he did not expect to stay longer than a couple of months.

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  • In Good Faith
    Whitman Magazine

    As dean of Portland’s oldest Episcopal congregation, Nathan LeRud ’04 ministers to a diverse population of parishioners with the mission of making everyone feel welcome.

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  • The African Century
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    The founder of nonprofits Akili Dada and African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg ’01 is tending a global garden and watching it grow.

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  • Mind the Gap
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    Where urban planning meets questions of equity and inclusion: there, Oregon Department of Transportation’s Talia Jacobson ’04 has found her calling.

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  • Left to Their Own Devices
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman's alumni app developers convert new concepts into code.

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  • Building a Residential Future
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    The Living at Whitman Initiative will be the key to a closer-knit campus community.

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  • The Solitary Bee
    Whitman Magazine

    Professor of Biology Heidi Dobson and her students study the relationship between bees and the flowers they visit and pollinate, revealing more about the world of insects.

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  • First, Do No Harm
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    It was already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti six years ago. At Whitman, a workshop on human rights advocacy raises tough questions about aid accountability.

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  • Everyone Sees the Astronaut
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    As an Educator Mission Specialist with NASA, Dottie Metcalf Lindenburger ’97 is an astronaut. But it’s her career as a teacher that really took her into space.

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  • Which Way the Wind Blows - A Q&A with Dave Malkoff
    Whitman Magazine

    Weather Channel correspondent Dave Malkoff puts a human face to climate change in the 2016 Hosokawa Lecture.

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  • Focus on Faculty: The Mind’s Eye
    Whitman Magazine

    Once, Professor of Psychology Matthew Prull dissected electronics to figure out how they worked. Now, he picks apart the workings of the human mind.

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  • The Sound of the Cosmos
    Whitman Magazine

    In a historic discovery, the LIGO Project recently detected Einsteinian gravitational waves. Professor Greg Ogin, who was involved, explains what that means.

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  • Alumni Profile: Found in Translation
    Whitman Magazine

    From Whitman in China to a successful career as a translator and professor: Karen Kingsburg ’82 sees the written word as an important part of cultural exchange.

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  • In Their Words: The Thing about Modern Relationships
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    According to new research by Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning, looking at love letters in the digital age teaches us a lot about our social relationships.

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  • How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes
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    Yes or no? You currently live near where you grew up. You regularly have experiences outside the neighborhood where you live. You identify as a person of color. You have held a minimum wage job. These are just a few of the questions posed to audience members during How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (With 99 People You May or May Not Know).

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  • The Startup King
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    From liberal arts to high tech, a conversation with Portland Incubator Experiment cofounder Rick Turoczy ’93

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  • Living on the Green Side: Part II
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    In Portland, tiny house advocate and founder of Niche Consulting Lina Menard ’05 is building small, sustainable homes imbued with the sensibilities of their owners. Photography and videography by Matt Banderas ’04.

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  • Freedom Songs
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    Aisha Fukushima ’09 channels the global language of hip-hop to bring RAPtivism to the world. By Jenny Lewis

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